The problem is that the Bible plainly says that the world was created by God in six days.
That is clear to anyone who reads it for the first time.
It’s available on the web via the American Scientific Affiliation, a fellowship of Christians in science.
To those who have not encountered the topic before the paper can seem very convincing.
Furthermore, from the detailed chronologies given, we know that creation happened about 4,000 years before Christ.
That was the orthodox view of the Christian church for 1,800 years.
Their strategy, it seems, is that if they can convince Christians that the earth is billions of years old then they have discredited the other claims of the Bible.
When anyone says that the Bible does not mean what it says we need to think long and hard.
For more than ten years now a paper by Roger Wiens entitled ‘Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective’ has been saying that radio-isotopic dating is absolutely reliable and the earth is definitely millions of years old.
Wiens, a physicist employed by the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presents his paper as a long and detailed tutorial on the theory behind radioactive dating.